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Authentic Lakota Indian Dolls

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These beautiful handmade Lakota dolls are all created by Diane Tells His Name, an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of Pine Ridge, South Dakota. These dolls are perfect for the serious Native American doll collector, a gift for a loved one, or a special treat for yourself.

If you would like a custom made doll, then please contact Diane.

Dolls are approximately 10" tall and have an 8" armspan. The doll body parts are brown broadcloth, machine sewn and attached by hand sewing.

Stand not included.

Each doll comes with maker's mark on upper thigh, and a certificate of authenticity. (Oglala Lakota).

Please note: As with all quality handmade items, Diane strives to replicate each doll as the photo depicts. With the changing availability and rising cost of materials some slight variations may be made at artist's discrection.

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We offer layaway at 30% down, 30% in three weeks, balance within 45 days. Please contact Diane to set up a layaway deal.

A handmade Lakota Doll entitled 'Fur Trader's Grand-Daughter'.

Fur Trader's Grand-Daughter.

The Fur Trader's Grand-daughter always wore the best clothing, as her grand-father was the famous French fur trader Joseph Bissonette.

Her soft suede leather dress and moccasins were adorned with delicate copper beads, that shone and captured the light at every step and turn. She took great pride in her auburn hair, showing that she was half French and half Lakota.

Her ermine tail and silver concho hair ties were her pride. Everyone in the village knew her grandfather, the fur trader, loved her very much as shown by the trades he made in her Honor.

Her soft leather dress, horsetail hair are genuine. All beads are metal and glass.

This doll has been accepted into the National Museum of the American Indian's collection.


'Grand-Daughter Sky Woman' (back). A handmade Lakota Doll entitled 'Grand-Daughter Sky Woman' (front).

Grand-Daughter Sky Woman.

Grand-Daughter Sky Woman is wearing a traditional Northern cloth dress. Dress is black denim; beads are white glass seed beads. Beads on purse, knife sheath and moccasins are also glass.

Her belt, purse, knife sheath and "V" on neck of dress are all leather. Conchos on belt are shell. Her hair is horsetail tied with felt hair ties. Her earrings are white bugle and red glass seed bead.; The oval beads on her side hem and hem of her sleeves are silver metal. Feather is in a tin gold colored cone.

Some items vary a bit due to availability and lot colors.


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'Prairie Dawn Woman' an authentic Lakota Doll.

Prairie Dawn Woman.

The beautiful and long awaited for, Prairie Dawn Woman. Created from inspiration by the South Dakota dawn-of-the-day, this doll reminds us of the natural beauty, serenity and hope we see in every day. A newer creation of Diane Tells His Name, this lovely doll promises to become a favorite of collectors.

Her rust, fringed dress is made from polyester faux-suede. She has glass beads throughout her outfit and her earrings are shell.

Her hair is brown horse tail. Leggings are leather. Her necklace is bone pipe and turquoise trade beads. Beadwork is accomplished by artist and took many hours to complete.

Beadwork is on front of dress only.


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